BC Premier Christy Clark believes LNG projects can save the economy and the planet. Climate change scientists believe otherwise.
The northern BC island is on one of Canada's biggest salmon-producing rivers, which resident First Nation groups fear could be greatly impacted by pipeline development.
Petronas' proposal to ship gas out of a terminal off the coast of British Columbia has been touted as a massive job creator, but First Nations, environmental groups, and scientists insist its true environmental impact is being obscured.
Douglas Coupland looks to the past to find an answer for the impending environmental apocalypse of the extreme present.
The mining giant says it has the "full support" of First Nations to start the project, but it's hardly guaranteed to happen.
If the lawsuit is successful, it may open the door for First Nations across the country to file similar suits.
If the threat of turning Eastern Canada into a fracked gas field has been partially mitigated through newly-legislated provincial moratoriums, the natural gas industry still has a particular pipe dream for the Maritimes' coastline.
“This is not a feasible project. There’s too much opposition to it and we’re really not willing to risk our territories, our waters, for projects that aren’t even economically sound."
Shell's new floating natural gas field is called the "Prelude"—but to what? We don't know.